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Oil on canvas; 24" x 36"
The General Hunter was first built as a topsail schooner, but was altered to a brig with the outbreak of the War of 1812. She is shown opposite the fort constructed to protect her naval base at the mouth of the Detroit River in advance of an approaching squall. This ship recently made archaeological news in 2007 when her wreck was found on a beach in Lake Huron; after she was driven ashore as a captured U.S. transport in 1816.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!